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July 22, 2006

Family Update. . .

We have a new pet. A ringneck snake Hubby caught in the pool. He's feeding it my worms. So far it doesn't have a name. I wonder whether it says something about our family that all of our pets are cold-blooded--a snake, a fish, and worms.

I can't believe it's already near the end of July. In early July I was able to go to Arizona to see my family and my sister wed her music man.

Dad gave me a tour of his house-under-construction. It is amazing. I wish he had a blog with details about it and a virtual tour. But in short, it's on the side of a mountain and fits there so perfectly. It's designed for the climate and environment there and quite self-sustaining. The ideas are from Dad, and designed with help from an architect friend. Every window has an amazing view.

We're gearing up for homeschooling. Hubby and I had our plans, and then *stress* and we're not quite sure what materials we'll be using. But summer has been peaceful and wonderful and we're really happy about homeschooling this fall. We're also building in extra breaks for when Hubby is at the end-of-semester crunch with grad school.

On Friday we went out for ribs with Hubby's family, and had a sleepover there. Now that they are traveling together with their business, we're trying to take advantage of each weekend they are home. We watched Sledge Hammer, a hilarious cop show Hubby used to watch with his dad when he was a kid.

I have pics downloaded and keep meaning to put up, but then get distracted.

I'm very distractable these days.


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Umm, me too. Distractable... yes.


Posted by: Megan at July 23, 2006 08:49 PM

love your update: that snake sounds ecky, wow your dad's house sounds a-m-a-z-i-n-g !!!!!
i think your home ed'ing will *just happen*.. you'll wake up one morning and just know what to get/do..
YES!!! post da pix :o)

Posted by: kate5kiwis at July 23, 2006 10:52 PM

Trust me, I know what I'm doing.

Sledgehammer! My hubby loves that show too! I've been subjected to multiple hours on DVD. We'll be renting season 2 soon (through the Blockbuster version of Netflix...since I can only take so much Sledge in one night!). Glad to know there's someone else out there whose hubby gets them to watch it (although I do have to admit it IS funny...!)

Posted by: Allison at July 24, 2006 10:38 AM

Ohhh, I thought I was the only one with a Sledge Hammer fan for a husband! (Is your DH a Star Wars fan too? If so, we have to talk (:) We actually own season one of SH on DVD and I have undergone compulsory viewings of several episodes. Goofy, but fun.

Posted by: Ana at July 24, 2006 02:20 PM

hey sis! glad to hear some fam news for a change... *w*
th5 will be so envious of the boys! she already says every few days that she wishes we could live in fL. oops baby waking - will finsih later love love

Posted by: mtnmama at July 24, 2006 10:06 PM

My 15-year old has friends who were raised in households that embraced the Ezzos' teachings from infancy. They are largely delightful, bright, articulate children from loving families. In my estimation the Ezzos weren't the only influence, either.

I'm a breastfeeding counselor who has helped parents of all stripes over the years. Some of my favorite people have been those who are determined to follow the Babywise teachings. They generally strike me as folks who love the Lord and want to follow Him albeit with misguided breastfeeding information.

Now, I know of not one IBCLC who endorses the Ezzos' program, and have seen a lot of supplementation and early switching to formula with these moms. I try to work with the moms in the context of their own convictions to maintain a breastfeeding relationship but it can be challenging!

Posted by: Anne at July 25, 2006 09:49 AM

Hey, Tulip, we had a snake we found (rescued from the cat) in our driveway. He was a Texas Brown Snake - ate worms. We had him for four years before he finally got his little back broke by someone. We named him Farley. Anyway, easiest pet we ever had.

Posted by: the SmockLady at July 25, 2006 10:05 AM

i really need to get going on the homeschool front...

Posted by: meggan at July 25, 2006 02:46 PM

I don't know what just happened. I think I accidentally sent you an unfinished post that made even less sense than the ones I actually finish.
Anywho, speaking of homeschooling, do you know of any homeschooling curricula that enable a parent to teach foreign languages to their kids ala "immersion?" You know, like teaching them all or most subjects in the foreign language. I am fluent in Spanish, but I definitely need a formal tool to guide me in teaching my DD the language. I have been in the US for so long that I don't even think in Spanish, so I don't even think to talk to her in Spanish or teach her words here and there. Much to my shame. But she's only 22 months, so I'm hoping there's still time...Thanks!!!!

Posted by: Ana at July 27, 2006 02:44 PM

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